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Rough Point Museum, Newport

#6 of 20 in Historic Sites in Newport
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Welcome to the Newport home of Doris Duke—heiress, preservationist and art collector. From April through the first week of November, tour the oceanfront mansion, still decorated as she left it, filled with fine art and antiques from around the world. Tour schedule at
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  • We toured Rough Point over two days as it was pouring rain the day we went and the grounds are just as important to see as the main house. I think this house is one of the nicest of the Bellevue Ave....  more »
  • The personality of heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke color the home called “Rough Point.” The wealth on the display is different from those of the Gilded Age. A 2nd floor display informs about...  more »
  • Neat mansion. Not as crowded as others. The staff was excellent. It was a cool day outside yet it was freezing in the mansion! My toes were frozen by the time I left. You could even tell the staff was cold. Be prepared and bring a sweater. Doris Duke has a lot of neat artifacts that she collected. I would even have enjoyed more plaques because there was just so many interesting things.
  • Amazing.!!! Doris Duke was one interesting and amazing woman! Her home a mix of past and present . You can see how she loved her home at Rough Point. Possibly my favorite or the Newport Mansion. Such a human feel here! I will always come back to visit!
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